A congenital disease is a disorder that is present at birth. It could be something that resulted from the parents’ DNA, or it could have developed in the womb. Some problems can be corrected shortly after birth, while others will remain for a child’s entire life. If the disorder is a physical deformity of the feet, like clubfoot, it can usually be addressed early to restore the lower limbs. If the issue is a neuromuscular condition that affects the feet and ankles, your child will need consistent care and treatment over time to manage the function and stability of the feet.
Early examination is crucial. Even though a condition is present at birth, there are many therapies that can help. Contact family foot expert Dr. Sanjay Patel at Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. Use our online request form or call either of our two Connecticut offices: (203) 876-7736 for the Milford office, and (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location.